The Brighton Police Records Section is responsible for the retention of police records, as well as the release of information to the public, courts, other law enforcement agencies, and insurance companies.
Our Records Division hours of operation are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. The lobby hours of the Police Department are 7a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. Before appearing in person to obtain a report, we recommend that you call our Records Division at 303-655-2300 to obtain information such as availability of your requested report.
The Police Department releases copies of criminal justice records according to state statutes and federal regulations. All requests for inspection or release of criminal justice records require the completion of an open records request form (PDF). You may mail, email, fax your request form or bring it into the Police Department.
You may also purchase crash reports online at http://www.crashdocs.org/ or www.buycrash.com. Please be advised that the case number you are given by the Officer will look similar to this 21-1234 – when searching on crashdocs.org you will need to have the computer generated case number which is actually written with a 12CN at the front and zeros separating the year and case number – 12CN21001234. You can also do an advanced search using your VIN.
To check the availability of your report please contact the Records Unit at 303-655-2300. Our Fee Schedule can be found here. Please note we accept payment in the forms of cash, business check or money order.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has implemented a new statewide digital fingerprinting process called CABS (Colorado Applicant Background Services). You may visit the Colorado Bureau of Investigation's website for more details about the CABS program.
A local (Brighton only) background check can be purchased for $15. The full name and date of birth of the party is required. A statewide background check may be purchased by going to Colorado Bureau of Investigation’s website.
The Police Department offers standard VIN inspections to residents and non-residents of Brighton .For standard VIN inspections there is no appointment necessary. Residents may call our dispatch center to have an Officer respond to your location. If you respond to the Police Department, an officer will be called in to complete the inspection. Please note that this may take a few minutes depending on the officers’ call load. Please bring your registration information.
- Brighton Residents – No fee
- Non-Brighton Residents - $15 cash, business check or money order
The following vehicles require a Certified VIN Inspection:
- Bonded title vehicles
- Rebuilt vehicles
- Reconstructed vehicles
- Vehicles assembled from a kit
For salvage titles "you must have all paperwork and receipts for repairs completed. A rebuilt from salvage dye cast stamp must be placed inside the driver's side door post near the latch. The vehicle must be road worthy. All lights must be working, tires need to have adequate tread, the windshield cannot have any cracks, and if the vehicle is equipped with airbags, they must work."
If your vehicle does not currently have a VIN assigned you must contact Colorado State Patrol to complete the inspection.
Brighton Police Department does not do Certified VIN Inspections please contact Colorado State Patrol to schedule an appointment.
For Registered Owners or Titleholders Obtaining an Impound Release:
Please call Brighton Police Department at 303-655-2300 to find out which company towed your vehicle. You may go directly to the towing carrier that towed your vehicle for its release. Be prepared to present a current driver's license and two of the following items: keys to the vehicle, proof of insurance, vehicle registration, VIN number, and location the vehicle was towed from.
- DEN Towing Specialist
10205 Brighton Rd
Henderson, CO 80640
- M B Towing Service
2732 County Rd 27
Ft Lupton, CO 80621
- Mirage Recovery Services
8051 Rosemary St
Commerce City, CO 80022
- T&R Auto Repair & Towing
710 N 7th Ave #5
Brighton, CO 80601